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Please find a copy of our latest Ofsted report in the Information section. We are extremely proud to say that within the report, it states that: ‘There is a strong team ethos across the school. Governors and staff are committed to seeing the school improve, and parents are appreciative of how the leadership and staff support their children. Pupil’s grow in knowledge and understanding through a well-balanced curriculum with a strong focus to improve basic skills. Teaching is effective across the school and successfully supports children with all abilities.’
One parent wrote: “My child enjoys going to school and is being looked after. If I have any worries, I speak to the teachers.”
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Ofsted and Parent View
Latest Ofsted Report and Parent View
Some Key Points from our latest Ofsted Report
The leadership team has maintained a good quality of education in the school and parents are appreciative of all staff do to support their children.
There is a strong team ethos across the school. Governors and staff are committed to seeing the school improve, and they are proud to work at Pencombe.
Teaching is effective across the school and expectations are high. Teachers challenge the more able pupils to extend their learning, while lower attaining pupils receive excellent support. Provision for pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is of a high quality. Class teaching is supplemented by extra, often one-to-one help for pupils who need additional support in their learning. The care and support which staff provide for the pupils are strengths of the school.
All parents who responded to Parent View feel their children are safe at school. They feel that pupils are kind to one another, with older pupils looking after younger ones.
Pupil’s grow in knowledge and understanding through a well-sequenced and effective curriculum. Reading, writing and mathematics are successfully planned, with a strong focus on improving basic skills, as well as problem solving and opportunities to explain their reasoning.
The curriculum is very well supplemented by a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; educational trips, residential visits, after-school clubs and federation links. This helps pupils to develop into confident, articulate young people.